Corsair picks for quick summer getaways from our New Haven apartments

July 15, 2017

Even though there are plenty of things to do in New Haven this summer, sometimes you need a vacation. No time for a long trip? Don’t fret. Let Corsair recommend some quick getaways, all within a few hours of our New Haven apartments.

To an island from our New Haven apartments in under three hours

If you crave the Atlantic Ocean and island life, try Block Island. This tiny isle near Rhode Island has the coastal appeal of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, but with an important difference. It’s easy to get to and doable as a daytrip. The closest ferry leaves from New London, just over an hour drive from New Haven. Another hour on the ferry and you’re steps away from some of the best beaches in New England and lots of natural splendor. Don’t feel like driving? Take the train. State Street Station is a mile from Corsair and Shore Line East will get you within a short walk to the ferry.

Escape to the country

When New Haven apartments start to feel stuffy, the fix is some mountain air. Head to nearby Western Massachusetts, where the Berkshires beckon. This winter skiing destination also has plenty to recommend in the summer. Enjoy the outdoors with a hike or relax by a lake. Or take in some culture. There’s Tanglewood, the renowned summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Or Jacob’s Pillow, one of the nation’s premier dance festivals. Or, there’s a slew of theater companies. The southern gateway of the Berkshires—just north of the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, itself a fine quick getaway—is about 90 minutes from Corsair. Points north—don’t forget about MassMOCA—add another hour, but it’s a straight shot up I-91.

Or the big city

Sometimes, you just need a to be in a big city. When this happens, the obvious choice is New York. But skip the Manhattan hotspots this summer unless you want to be sweltering in a crowd of tourists. Instead, explore Governor’s Island, the 127-acre island in New York Harbor. Or go to an outdoor dance party at PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s Queens outpost. Or hit the parks for live (and often free) music in the Summerstage series. There’s always the gritty charm of Coney Island, a classic New York City summer haunt. (You can even take in a baseball game there, ocean view included.) For more ideas, Timeout New York lists things to do in New York this summer. Whatever you do, Metro North will get you to Manhattan in a couple of hours, and from there, the city is yours to enjoy. New Haven’s Union Station is minutes from Corsair, so you’ll back to your New Haven apartments  in no time.